Ao. 1807 )
Essequebo and Demerary
( No. 235.
Saturday, the 27th of June.
Secretary's Office. This is to inform
the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
George Wells and George Michel in 14
June 8, 1807.
Robert Younghusband, in 14 days.
William Burges, in ditto , or with the
George Laing, in six weeks.
Edward Austin, in 15 days.
J. Runnels, in 14 days, or with the
Thomas Hoppen, in two months.
Adam Aulert, in 14 days.
June 16, 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, first Clerk.
HUUWELYKS BEKENDMAAKING. [heading]
Alzo de Heer George Gill, Weduwenaar,
gebooren te Barbados, Bruidgom ter eenre, en Mejuffrouw Louisa Mathew Cells,
Minderjaarige jonge Dogter geadsisteerd met haare groot moeder en voogdesse
Vrouwe de Wed. Sarah Bradford, Bruid ter andere zyde van voorneemen zyn met
elkander een wettig Huuwelyk [sic] aan te gaan
Zoo word zulks mits deezen aan een
eigelyk bekend gemaakt, ten einde de geene die zig daarteegens vermeenen te
kunne opposeeren zulks in tyds te doen, daar en zoo het behoord.
Zynde dit het 2de gebod.
Actum ter Secrtary van Rio Demerary,
deezen 27 Juny, 1807, In Kennisse van my
J. C. Stadtman, eerste Clercq.
[Look for "Wordt mits deezen bekend"]
N.B. The Execution Sale, F. C. Otto contra
I. H. Wideman [sic] and Beckman & Trachter (advertised in the two last
papers and in the Supplement of this) is Done Away; but that of F. C. Engels
contra I. A. Beckman, will take place as specified.
July 27, 1807.
All Persons having any Accounts against
the Commissary Department, are requested to tender them in for Payment, made up
to the 24th Instant. Will. N. Firebrace,
Commissary's Office, Rest.
June 20, 1807
The Subscriber undertakes, as usual, the
stating of difficult and disputed Accounts, to elucidate intricate ones, make
entirely new Sets of Books, and the general duties of an Accountant. James
June 27, 1807. Sworn Book-keeper.
The Undersigned offers for Sale the Half
Concession No. 19, on the Middle Dam, Stabroek, with all the Buildings thereon,
consisting of Two convenient Dwelling Houses, with Brick Store-Rooms, Negro
Houses, Stables, Water-House, Two Kitchens, &c. &ct. Apply to
June 27, 1807. B. Teyssen, Jr.
Any Gentleman wishful of Chartering a
vessel from 2 to 300 tons burthen, for the United States of North America, or
directly for any port of Ireland, will be treated with on advantageous terms by
applying to Doyle & Wells.
Robb's Stelling, June 27, 1807.
Some time ago, opposite the House of
Mrs. Haly, next to that of N. Rousselet, Esq. on the Middle Dam, Stabroek, a
Saddle and a Bridle. Whoever can prove the same to be his or her property, may
have them restored on applying to the Printer, and paying the expences of this
Demerary, June 24, 1807.
PUBLIC VENDUES. [heading]
On Friday the 10th July, at the Vendue
Office by order of Mr. Van Dalen, a Negro man named Sampson, a mason, and a
washerwoman and her child. Also, a horse with saddle and bridle, 50 hhds.
lime, 30 dozen Madeira wine, and some Dry Goods.
On the same day, 50 firkins New Irish
June 26, 1807.
On Saturday the 11th of July, on the
Premises, a House and Lot situated on the North side of Stabroek, between the
premises of Messrs. Brumell and Heyliger and Mr. Jourdan. The house is three
stories high, with a brick cellar, kitchen, &c.
Also, on same day and place, chaise and
saddle horses, plate and earthenware, and several other articles.
June 26, 1807.
FOR BRISTOL, [heading]
The Ship Rossetti, Wm. Marshall Master,
to sail with the July Convoy
The Friend of Messrs. T. Daniel and Sons
not having offered a Sufficiency of Produce to complete the above Vessel's
Loading, General Freight to any other Consignment will be accepted, on application
being made to the Master on Board or to
June 27, 1807. C. D. Forrester.
The Subscriber's Domicilium Citandi et
Executandi is at the House of A. Fleischman, Esq. Attorney at Law.
Demerary, June 27, 1807. David
Wanted, immediately, a quantity of Demy
or other Paper equally large. Any person having such to dispose of, will meet
with a Purchaser by applying at this Printing Office.
Demerary, June 27, 1807.
FOR SALE, [heading]
Kegs Sour Crout
Pease, Beans, Barley
Soy and Fish Sauce
Raisins, Currants, Almonds
Black Pepper, Spices
Port Wine, Claret
Spermaceti & Mold Candle
Castile and Yellow Soap
Paints of all kinds
Paint Oil and Brushes
Earthen and Glass Ware
4, 6, 8, 10, 20, and 30d. Nails
Boots and Shoes
Muslins, Caps, Shawls
Irish Linen and Sheeting
Cotton and Linen Check
Seine and Sewing Twine
Hand, Long, & Fishing Lines
Arquebusade, Lavender, and Rose Water
Saddles, Bridles, Girths, and Saddle
Superfine black broad cloth Coats and
Dimity and Kersey Trowsers
Dimity and Black Silk Waistcoats
Flannel and nankeen Jackets
Head and Shoe Brushes
Oriental and Naples Soap
Pots and Rolls Pomatum
Tooth Brushes and Powder
Red Morocco Cases with Razors and Strop
Dressing Cases complete &c. &c.
Also, an elegant portable Telescope,
with the vertical and horizontal Motions, by Rack-work
Price Twenty Joes.
June 25, 1807. James Robertson.
Those Gentlemen who only paid for Six
Months from the beginning of the Year, are with all possible respect reminded,
that the period of their Subscription will end with the present month; and
those few who have not yet found it convenient to pay any part, are requested
to take the earliest opportunity of letting the Printer reap a little benefit
from their patronage.
J.B.'s Lines and other Poetical Pieces
are unavoidably postponed.
If Captains, on going to the King's
Receiver's Office next door to enter their vessels, would only favour us with a
call, they would save us the mortification of having to correct such blunders,
and we, in return, should be happy to do them any service in our power.
Official notice has been given by His
Excellency General and Governor Montgomerie, that Admiral Cochrane has
appointed a Convoy for the Nineteenth of next Month.
The Hon. Court of Justice adjourned on
Friday last, till Wednesday next.
Jonas Fileen and D. H. van Nooten,
Esqrs. took their seats as Members of the Hon. Court last Wednesday.
There have been two trials of white men
this week for criminal acts. One for stealing two boats, sentenced to be
banished for 15 years; the other, for stealing from the wreck of the Princess
Royal, sentenced to perpetual banishment.
Three Negroes, who were supposed to be
concerned in stealing the above boats, were flogged on Friday. They stedfastly
[sic] denied having any share in this business, but confessed that they had
stolen a boat in Berbice some time ago.
Wednesday being St. John's Day, was
observed here with all the usual solemnities by the different Masonic Lodges.
That called "The Chosen Friends of Demerary," met in the morning at
the house of Baron Von Firks, whence, after the due performance of their
mystical rites, they adjourned to Mrs. Eyman's, on the Middle Dam, and partook
of an elegant dinner provided by that lady for the occasion. A variety of
appropriate toasts were drunk, and the evening was spent with the utmost
harmony and conviviality.
The Brethren of the other Lodge (No. 11)
paraded with all their accustomed pomp, flags flying and music playing, from
the Fort to the King's House (the use of which was kindly granted them for the
occasion), where a suitable discourse was well delivered by their Worshipful
Master J. Plackett. They then returned in the same order, and also finished
their devotions to St. John, by an excellent dinner, &c. &c. &c.
The Printer, being strongly impressed
with the opinion, that the safest, best, and indeed only sure mode of
ascertaining the truth, among reasonable beings, is to publish whatever
moderate remarks may be offered on both sides of a question, with willingness
gives place to the following.
TO the Editor of the Essequebo and
Demerary Gazette. [heading]
From the account given in your last
paper of the Toasts said to be given at a Ball and Supper on the 15th instant,
as well as from the reports that are circulated, it should appear that great
pains are taken to inflame the Public against those who did not attend on that
occasion. The anathema of the liberal Toast giver seems to be particularly
levelled at gentlemen in public situations, who have been guilty of so heinous
a crime, and it is even rumoured that such of them as happen to be natives of
Holland could of course have no other motive for their absence but the
apprehension of giving offence to King Louis!
Whether this absurd supposition must be
traced to that fatal propensity of the human heart, which but too often prompts
us to put the worst construction on the most indifferent actions of those we
envy or dislike, or whether, particularly, to the ingenious suggestion of
those, if such there be, who, for reasons perhaps not difficult to guess, may
have pretended to derive from their imaginary fears which had no existence but
in their own timorous breasts, are questions only to be solved by those who can
bring them home to themselves. It would be as ridiculous as that supposition
itself to treat it with any kind of seriousness; but respect for the public
opinion obliges me to put the question to every candid mind - Whether not
subscribing to a Ball and Supper, in honour of the King's Birth-Day, must
necessarily imply a want of respect and fidelity to his Majesty? Those who can
maintain such an opinion must hold their Loyalty very cheap.
If, instead of a few individuals, in
their self-assumed importance, pretending to make a Subscription to a Coffee-House
Ball and Supper the test of affection or disaffection to his Majesty's Person
and Government, it were ever proposed to the inhabitants in general to record,
in an humble Address to his Majesty, their sense of the real and great
advantages derived from His Protection both during the last and present war - a
protection, under the benificent influence of which this Colony has constantly
risen in Wealth and Prosperity, whilst so many other have been laid waste by
all the horrors of War and Anarchy - in that case, I hove no doubt but every
Dutch Inhabitant, whatever may be his natural attachment to his native country
- however fervent his wishes for the restoration of its former happiness, let
the instruments employed for that purpose by an all-disposing Providence be
whom they may - would chearfully [sic] come forward to pay also this just
tribute of gratitude and veneration to the virtuous Monarch who now reigns over
the British Empire
I am, Sir, &c. &c. A. B.
Demerary, June 24, 1807.
TO THE EDITOR. [heading]
In your Gazette of last Saturday there
appeared what may be considered as a pointed animadversion on certain persons
who, for reasons perfectly consistent with the received forms of society, were
not at the patriotic Ball and Supper of the 15th inst.
Your experience of the world, Sir, must
have convinced you how often the sacred name of Majesty is taken in vain, and
how conveniently Loyalty is sometimes used as a deceitful veil to cover self
interested views and pursuits of malignity. When, in a paragraph of one of
your late papers, relative to the intended Ball, the fawning satellites of
sycophancy began to offer the premerited [sic] incense of adulation, and to pay
their sordid tribute in advance to their worshipful demagogue, was it possible
for the discerning part of the community not to have been aware of the liberal
motives which actuated those zealous recruiters of Loyalty? The Prologue was
really too expressive of the main design of the piece, not to have dissuaded
many persons, however otherwise disposed, from being at the subsequent Farce,
and the catastrophe plainly showed, while much merit was due to individual
loyalty on this occasion, that the evil spirit of malice alone had animated the
hero of the performance. Besides, Sir, I believe that a very indecent liberty
has been taken with truth in foisting on the Catalogue of Toasts of that night
a very indecorous one, which, if it were given, must be considered as an
outrage in so elegant and polite an assembly. I have only to observe, that
nothing but a long habit of attempting by intrigue and sinister means to
exercise undue influence in this Colony, can account for the unrestrained and
charitable wish of having Gentlemen so readily excluded from their offices upon
self assumed and frivolous grounds. It is fortunate that there is too much
wisdom and virtue in Ministry, and good sense in the community, to pay the
least attention to the arts of one, who, if the public voice were to be
consulted, would perhaps be the first on whose removal we should have reason to
I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
June 25, 1807. An Observer.
Mr. Printer, [heading]
The Quack Doctor, alias a Customer, in
your last paper (no. 234), gives his advice to "a long nos'd, yellow skinn'd,
pettifogging Attorney at law" to use the hellibore to carry off his black
bile! I must observe that this sage advice is given rather at random; for
there are three Attorneys at Low with long noses, yellow skins, and tall; to
which of them, therefore, does he allude? At the time he heard the coherent
speeches, "his looks must have been like the Cat that eat the Mustard. If
his feelings were hurt by hearing the truth, he must know, and he ought to keep
it in his mind, that, were there no Rogues, there would no necessity for a
pettifogging Attorney to make them honest.
You Customer is a sick patient; it seems
that he is infected with a Hydrocephalus, perhaps Hydrocele; and, if he be not
immediately assisted by the discharge of those humours, he may become a
Desperado, perhaps a Hybrida; and then beware, for he will bark at every man's
door, and devour them as a Griffin, or act as a Snake in the grass.
I am, &c.
June 25, 1807. A Humdrum Attorney.
SMALL MONEY. [heading]
In order to remedy in some degree the
great, incovenience sustained by the want of a sufficient quantity of
Circulating Medium, the Printer respectfully informs the Publick, that he has
prepared a number of "Goods," from One to Six Guilders, which he
purposes to issue when he has no small change; and for which, whenever they may
be brought to him to the amount of Twenty-two Guilders, he will instantly give
a Joe, and Six Bits in Silver money in the Bargain (as specified under his hand
on the Back of each).
Stabroek, June 27, 1807. T. Bond.
VESSELS ENTERED AND CLEARED SINCE OUR
June 22. Schooner Bell, Alex. Knight,
June 22. Sloop Adventure, James Jones,
from St. Thomas's.
June 22. Schooner Porcupine, B.
Stamers, for Barbados.
June 26. Sloop Ocean, I. M'Clenarchan,
for New York.
List of Runaway and Arrested
Slaves, in the Colony Stocks of
Demerary, on this 27th day
of June, 1807.
B. Daly's Negroes
one Negro woman, the name of the Owner unknown.
G. Martens, Drossaart.
Printed By T. Bond, No. 20, Brick Dam,